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Sep 27, 2021 at 9:51 PM Post #21,301 of 21,411

elton7033

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I see it the same way, for me their DACs are the weak point though.
If I am going to spend over 200k for a headphone system the HE1 and the older HE90set is the only two i will even consider.

However, I have a feeling that STAX will come up with a better amp to pair with the new SRX9k as there are still market for those who will only use STAX amps for STAX products.
Their current T8000 amp is only a 8000serires as is nothing more than a improved 727, maybe in 1 or 2 years time they will come up with a true sucessor of the T2 aka T9000 and the SRX9k T9000 combo will perfectly replace the SR-Omega T2 as in the 90s.
I also suspected there is a economical reason why they dont launch the new T9000 at the same time, might be because of T8000 sales is not up to expectation and they are trying to let people who jump in the electrostatic game because of the SRX9k to buy T8000 then introduce the T9k later.
Given the nature that Edifier being a chinese company; STAX growing popularity within China and East Asia headfi market, and the trend that Chinese consumer like money no object stuff as they can afford it, I can see driving force for STAX to develop this new amp.
 
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Sep 27, 2021 at 11:40 PM Post #21,302 of 21,411

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I use this LPS with my Airbow-253S (25w Talema + dual 12v): https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1000004386010.html
47$ + shipping at the moment.
I asked the store to reverse the polarity.
I'd love to see the inside of an Airbow 253S !
Did you take some pictures of the inside?

My Srm-252S is modded to the point where the sound is day and night with the stock unit and I always wonder what Airbow is doing in this model :)
 
Sep 28, 2021 at 12:54 AM Post #21,303 of 21,411

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In STAX's mind, is there any thought that a more powerful amp than the T8000 might represent a safety hazard and/or a potential legal liability? A company like STAX could be wiped out overnight in court.
 
Sep 28, 2021 at 12:57 AM Post #21,304 of 21,411

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In STAX's mind, is there any thought that a more powerful amp than the T8000 might represent a safety hazard and/or a potential legal liability? A company like STAX could be wiped out overnight in court.
They tried that with the T2. And it was too powerful and dangerous, so they stopped making it. People are still building DIY versions and consider it to be the best energizer ever
 
Sep 28, 2021 at 3:19 AM Post #21,305 of 21,411

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They tried that with the T2. And it was too powerful and dangerous, so they stopped making it. People are still building DIY versions and consider it to be the best energizer ever
Isnt out there are tons of 2channel mono block amp which is way dangerous than T2? idk, I am not that technical when it come to DAC and AMP so is hard to comment but as long as it sounds good.
 
Sep 28, 2021 at 3:59 AM Post #21,306 of 21,411

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The Warwick Acoustics Bravura only listed for 1700GBP which is cheaper than the SR009 (non S) and just slightly more expensive then the 007Mk2.9 so i wont say its in the same legue with the SRX9k and CRBN which is 4-5k (twice to triple the price depend on where you buy). Althouh audio performance have no corrlation with price, Sonoma tend to sound very boring to my ears.
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It's like 7k with their amp and I didn't know which Portion is the headphone
 
Sep 28, 2021 at 9:07 AM Post #21,307 of 21,411

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Isnt out there are tons of 2channel mono block amp which is way dangerous than T2? idk, I am not that technical when it come to DAC and AMP so is hard to comment but as long as it sounds good.
The problem with the SRM-T2 was poor thermal management resulting in parts failure.
 
Sep 28, 2021 at 10:50 AM Post #21,308 of 21,411

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It's like 7k with their amp and I didn't know which Portion is the headphone
It honestly looks all plastic like a 100USD headphone. Also aren’t these single sided (aka electret) type headphones? It’s a far far cousin from estats imo and I am not convinced they ever made much sales besides a few studios with the original unit. I only listened at shows so not a really valid assesment but I don’t recall being impressed. What’s the most surpising though is the pursuit of high end portion of the market with a technology I am not sure has much benefits to show besides that fact you can make an electret type transducer.
 
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Any reason to assume there will also be a succesor to the 007Mk2 soon?
 
Sep 28, 2021 at 11:56 AM Post #21,310 of 21,411

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@Sorrodje has his SRX listed for sale. A great grab for EU folk.
 
Sep 28, 2021 at 12:38 PM Post #21,311 of 21,411

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Yeah, it's uninspiring, but that's its name. SR-X9000.

Weirdly reminds of electrostatic Audio-Technica ATH-9000 – and that name also came out of the blue, not in line with earlier models (and ATH-9000 was not their TOTL electrostat).
 
Sep 28, 2021 at 3:51 PM Post #21,313 of 21,411

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Warning:When buying here use only Paypal , even though he appers to be official distributer of Stax in Denmark
Anything wrong with the dealer that you mention that?
 
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